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Old 04-13-2009, 03:13 AM
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For a guy born, as CBS News correspondent Mark Phillips puts it, with a drawer full of silver spoons in his mouth, Prince Charles often doesn't get much of a break.

Prince Charles: "Patron Saint" Of Organics - CBS News
i was thinking the same things that they wrote in the article

"It's not a passion he's come to lately. He didn't follow this trend, Phillips points out, he set it."
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You've been making fun of Prince Charles for a long time now - the ears like open taxi doors, the fuddy-duddy mannerisms and marital missteps.

Rooted in royalty, organic gardening blossoms | Philadelphia Inquirer | 05/03/2009
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Old 06-20-2009, 02:29 PM
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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/science/article6539405.ece

"Prince was right: study shows talking to plants helps them grow."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/theroyalfamily/5586953/Prince-Charles-turns-Highgrove-into-a-green-haven.html
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Old 06-23-2009, 04:30 AM
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Prince Charles famously talks to them, but nobody knew they talked to each other - until now. Plants engage in self-recognition and can communicate danger to genetically identical cuttings planted nearby, according to professor Richard Karban of the University of California.

TG Daily (c) - Plants can talk, apparently

Women gardeners' voices speed up growth of tomato plants much more than men's, it found.
In an experiment run over a month, they found that tomato plants grew up to two inches taller if they were serenaded by the dulcet tones of a female rather than a male.

Women's voices 'make plants grow faster' finds Royal Horticultural Society - Telegraph
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Old 06-23-2009, 06:49 AM
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since it is not likely that the garden of Highgrove will be open for the public any time soon, second best vist the garden of Hanham Court, open for the first time this year. It belongs to gardendesigners Julian and Isabel Bannerman whose work can be found at Highgrove.
Hanham Court Gardens - Rural Manor house between Bath and Bristol

here is a bit of Highgrove:

http://www.bannermandesign.com/
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AN 'edible communities' project pioneered in Todmorden will be presented to the Prince of Wales at a sustainability conference.
The idea, named "incredible edible communities", aims to increase local food with steps such as turning public flower beds into vegetable patches and supplying locally laid free-range eggs.

Prince Charles hails Edible Todmorden project - Yorkshire Post

PRINCE Charles was left in no doubt about the challenges of hill farming when he toured a 1,200-acre farm in Mid Wales last week.
Carnau Farm, at Llanddewi Brefi, has sustained four generations of the Davies family, who are determined to carry on their sheep farming tradition on the Cambrian Mountains

Daily Post North Wales - Farming - Farming News - Thank God for farming's youngsters, says Prince Charles
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I grow a few things organically in my garden and find I am trying to buy more and more chemical free food. PC can influence the 'big players' and I love him for it
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Charles, Prince of Wales, voiced interest in projects of agriculture development in Bistrita-Nasaud county (north), this being one of the six counties included in the project called Carpathians initiated by the foundation of the heir to the British throne

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The Crop Protection Association has expressed dismay at recent comments by the Prince of Wales in which he questioned the impact of modern farming practices on the environment

Prince Charles under fire from pesticides industry
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food security is the most basic necessity of all."
True, but surely only if it is not going to harm us and damage the grounds ability to grow crops in years to come.
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The Crop Protection Association has expressed dismay at recent comments by the Prince of Wales in which he questioned the impact of modern farming practices on the environment

Prince Charles under fire from pesticides industryTrue, but surely only if it is not going to harm us and damage the grounds ability to grow crops in years to come.
It's money behind the criticism. Always is. . . .
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Mandrake hears that the heir to the throne plans to question publicly the Food Standards Agency's conclusion that expensive organic food is no better for you than produce from intensive farms

Prince of Wales prepares for an organic dispute - Telegraph
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From what I understand, this report fails to take into consideration the effect of chemicals used by non organic farmers. So possibly, IMO, there are few differences in the nutrients, but major differences in taste and the benefits of not ingesting any chemicals. I know that on some farms/units, the Pigs are fed Copper to stop them gestating and Arsenic to keep the meat white, (my source is an acquaintance who owns a fattening unit)!
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Prince of Wales prepares for an organic dispute - Telegraph

PC is right again
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Prince's paradise: BBC show reveals Prince Charles's organic garden at Highgrove | Mail Online

Humming with the sound of birdsong and trickling water, and the air thick with the heady scent of English cottage garden flowers, the ravishing organic gardens at Highgrove are buzzing with life.

The Georgian Cotswolds estate is home to arguably the best royal gardener in history, Prince Charles, who has lovingly designed and nurtured the 15 acres that surround the house, creating one of the nation's most important contemporary gardens.
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Question About Charles - is he a vegetarian?

I've been in a debate regarding whether or not Prince Charles is a vegetarian or not? (I know he isn't vegan - because I read he does like scrambled eggs) but will he eat meat?

I know he is a prolific organic gardener - which I highly respect.

I admit it, I'm just nosy. :)
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I have read that Prince Charles recommends mutton.
I assumed that meant that he also enjoys eating it, as do I.
He is an advocate for wool so he must agree with the farming of sheep.
Mutton is the meat off an older sheep, even Merinos which are quite lean.
I enjoy eating lean old merino ewe grown on our farm.

I also assume that he eats venison, rabbit, pheasant and other game
because that is the logical reason for shooting it.
And he has access to wonderful fresh meat grown on his own farm along with the produce from his vegetable garden.

I would be surprised to find that Prince Charles is a vegetarian but most people, for health reasons, do eat less meat than in the past and eat more salad, herbs and vegetables. He looks very healthy whatever he eats.
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He supported beef after the mad cow scare as well. I remember him slicing through Beef on the Bone and recommending it.


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I would be surprised if any British Royal is a vegetarian what with their hunting activities and so on. I think he has very much inherited his mothers love of the countryside. Though I'm a vegetarian myself, I have respect for people who hunt their own prey!
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I think this is the only thing I agree with Prince Charles about...the need for organic and non-GMO foods....not to mention a return to buying from local sources, not depending on food picked before it's ripe and gassed etc, then shipped thousands of miles to wherever. Also people need to be growing some of their own food, even people in apartments can usually grow a few things in containers. We need to be more self reliant and more informed about where our food comes from and how it's grown etc.

For those that eat meat, buy as local as possible instead of mass produced commercial meats. That is going to be the best way to stop factory farming and those that use inhumane practices to raise their livestock.

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Prince Charles' role in the Food debate is quite useful. He winds people up successfully and makes them talk about his ideas.

I hope he can continue his campaign(s) for a lot longer. Once king, he won't be able to do so.
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Having yesterday watched a documentary about Highgrove, I am nothing short of amazed at just how breathtakingly serene and beautiful the estate is.

The Prince is well featured and presents his garden to the interviewer at length.

The Prince of Wales and his gardening specialists have devoted so much effort and time into it's conservation; it's not hard to tell it's a labour of love for all.

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